Glass International Issue
February 2011

February 2011

The February 2011 issue contains an eclectic mix of news and articles from around the globe. A special report documents the recent changes in Iran's energy prices and the effects they will inevitably have on the country's glass industry.

Another report from GI's Czech correspondent, Lubomir Sedlák, focuses on the glassmaking activities of the neighbouring Slovak Republic, while we are privileged to see the first edition of GMIC written by its new Executive Director, Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA.

In terms of production technology, features this month cover annealing, quality control and batch plant among others. Meanwhile, a review of the recent and unanimously successful second edition of Glasspex India in Mumbai is included.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

GMIC news

Glassworks profile

Pharmaceutical glassworks serves local markets - Bengal Glass Works

Iran market report

Iranian industry faces new challenges: Real energy prices - Alireza Mokhtari, Sigma Trade Company

Electric melting

Properties of a protective layer on Mo electrodes - Frantisek Novotny, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)

Focus on Slovak Republic

Slovak industry sees slow recovery from recent crisis - Lubomir Sedlak

Annealing

Rollers improve flat glass annealing operations - N Sesha Prakash

Quality control

Glass research company expands testing services - David Dineff, AGR International

Printing specialist introduces range of eco-inspectors - Eelco Venema, Rosario C2C

Float inspection system rides wave of Glasstec success - Grenzebach Maschinenbau

Surface stress meter with built-in LDC - Strainoptics Inc

Batch plant

Machine launch drives progress in batch charging - Richard Sims, EME Maschinenfabrik

Glass processing

Advantages of laser drilling of thin-film solar glass - Marco Lentjes, 4Jet Sales and Service

Events world

Glassmaker's diary

Second Glasspex India improves on debut success